Climate change news

Having a Laugh

Sometimes the arguments are unintentionally funny. Others are incredibly out on a limb. CAGW alarmism is like that and this is one of the reasons why most people do not take it seriously - as well as the lack of the warmth that we were promised. At http://phys.org/print401133850.html ... we are told global warming is happening even when the weather is cold outside the office window. A study in PNAS claims there are more places in the world where temperatures are hotter than there are places where it is just as cool as it ever was.

Green Machine

The Green Machine (sometimes likened to a blob that spreads on all sides gagging opposition with gobbledegook) is a bit like a black hole, devouring matter greedily (in this instance, tax revenue). Peter Lilley MP (not everyone's cup of tea and probably not my favourite chap either) is the author of a meticulous study into the financial effects of CAGW policies implemented by New Labour, the Lib-Con coalition, and the present government.

oh my, disaster beckons ...

At www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-s-co2-passes-the-400-ppm-thresh... ... we have a CAGW piece of alarmism. It seems co2 may have passed 400 ppm permanently (but we don't really know). So what. Temperatures are not accelerating - they are fairly static. Temperature rise is stuck in the noise - not doing much at all. That is if we ignore the El Nino (like CAGW ignores La Nina as a natural process). One logical take-on from this might be that co2 is greatly exaggerated - as far as warming the world.

Mongolian Dreaming

At www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2016/dec/07/archaeology-sheds-light-on-... ... which is one of those doom laden Guardian non-stories that get the CAGW tribe all excited and bleating like sheep. Apparently, global warming is going to cause mayhem in Mongolia. They arrive at this conclusion by manipulating a story on medieval climate in the region. What was it like in that part of the world in the 13th century AD?

Global Warming is a theory

So says Judith Curry at https://judithcurry.com/2016/12/03/truthiness-and-factiness-in-politiciz... ... climate scientist Judith Curry ploughs a furrow through the middle of the game. After outlining what she means by truthiness (something short of the truth) and factiness (short on real facts but strong on nearly facts) she describes what she thinks are real facts in climate science (and everything else is fluff so to speak).

Weeds

The CAGW movement is closely wrapped up with some other environmental issues such as farming methods. It is interesting to note prior to reading the link that some long rooted weeds such as dandelions and thistles have tap roots that can access nutrients deep in the ground - below plough level and spade depth. Organic farmers have been adding such roots to their compost bins for years as it creates a mix of chemicals assumed to be beneficial to the soil. At http://phys.org/print398104305.html ...

Lake Urmiah

Anyone with a passing interest in ancient history will have heard of Lake Urmiah as it appears on several important occasions in association with  hordes from the Pontic steppe zone in Assyrian annalistic records over a long period of time. It was associated with Medes and Persians, the Subartu/Subarian barbarians, and even with an influx of Scythians, all them enemies of the Assyrian state. It seems to have constantly been favoured as an area of settlement by incoming pastoralist tribesmen, possibly as a result of rich pasture or a very fertile soil.

Mont Blanc

The white mountain, Mont Blanc (topped with white blancmange) has become a new front in the war against CAGW doomsayings - and big money manoeuvres in the background. At http://notrickszone.com/2016/11/05/mont-blanc-glacier-history-clearly-sh... ... which will irritate the virtue signalling global warming troops.

They are after your sunday dinner

At http://phys.org/news/2016-11-climate-low-hanging-fruit-ripe.html .... the traditional roast beef or lamb dinner is under threat - by hedge fund managers and CAGW alarmists. They have targeted fridge gases again, or HFCs, which also affects air conditioning units too. Is this a direct attack on one of life's luxuries (enabling us to keep food safe and cool) or is there something more mundane behind it. In other words, is the patent on HFCs too broad. Has some clever company got a new patent on which it wants to make a killing? This is what happened last time.

Fiddling Temperatures

Here we go again - at http://notrickszone.com/2016/10/31/revealed-ipcc-adds-0-3c-of-phantom-wa... ... so that is how its done (some might say) - but others are more circumspect. What do you expect? Big money is involved.